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Nov 4, 2012 11:00pm EST
lot of famous people have gone there. john irving, dan brown, among writers. daniel webster. political figures. it has been around a long time. >> you say in your book that daniel webster did not like seward. >> yes. there were some instances where they worked together. when seward and arrived in washington as a senator, he has quite a bit of sway over president taylor. webster was trying to get a position for his son. he seeks seward's help. >> after that school, what is next? >> i went back west to stanford university for an undergraduate. i came back east to graduate school, harvard, law and public policy. i came back to washington. >> you worked in politics? where? >> my most political position was as a senior counsel to the chairman of the fcc. my duties largely were dealing with congress and helping write speeches. a lot of political aspects. >> where did you get your interest in the idea of writing? you talked about reading and saying that is not well written? where was your first instruction in writing? >> phillips exeter. a rigorous curriculum there. it continued in stanford a
Nov 25, 2012 8:00pm EST
history, and then an administrator at brown university, where i work now. >> is it possible for anybody to be more harvard than you are? [laughter] >> well, i don't actually work at harvard. >> i know. where did you go to undergrad? >> harvard. >> where did you get your master's degree? >> harvard. >> where did you get your ph.d.? >> harvard. true. well, it was a great place to learn about history, and i studied a lot of it. i studied early american history and 19th century and 20th. i did not study president kennedy at harvard, but he was in the air there, too. it was everywhere. i did go to the kennedy library as a tourist and just enjoyed it. but harvard was also a very tolerant place. it did not rush people along. it allowed people to learn history slowly, which is a good way to learn history. and you can move a bit from century to century. and i did that. so i like studying the entire history of the presidency, as you do yourself, brian. and you're a great friend to all of us out there, because you are interested in the obscure presidents as well as the famous one. writing about na
Nov 11, 2012 8:00pm EST
. >> shannon brown i laughed about the money thing. $1.1 billion. what did the health care industry get for that $1.1 billion? >> specifically the insurance industry got a bill that didn't have a public option and got a bill that was essentially giving them 30 million more customers. so i think the real winners of the health care bill were the insurance industry. that got many, many more customers. and people don't really think about it that way but that's sort of what happened. >> how much money a year do we spend on pharmaceuticals? >> $300 billion. >> and that $1.1 billion wasn't all pharmaceuticals. >> no. it was a number of different health care lobbyists. >> what did the hospitals get out of the bill? >> it's unclear what the -- what exactly the hospitals won from the bill. i mean, i think one of the things that's beneficial coming out of the bill for sure is that there are many demonstration projects in which they're trying to examine different forms of payment where hospitals instead of getting paid for this fee or service, instead of getting paid for doing more they're given a lump
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